3DEXPERIENCE® Works cloud data management

Keep your projects on track by connecting your most vital resources - people, software tools and data - in one unified, scalable and secure place for collaboration.

Manage your data on the cloud with ENOVIA.

Everyone knows that design data is important, that’s why more companies than ever are taking advantage of managing their SOLIDWORKS design data on the cloud with ENOVIA on The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Because everything is handled on the cloud there’s no complicated server set up and associated costs to consider. Not only that, there’s no data migration involved and no need to make sure everyone is using the latest version of the software, because it’s always up-to-date.

Then there’s the unparalleled flexibility that comes with instant access your design data on any device with a web browser and an internet connection…

Watch: Managing your design data on the cloud

Securely access and share your data from anywhere on any device.

With the Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS role, you can securely save and access SOLIDWORKS CAD data to/from the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform, enabling you to:

  • Review tasks and open up-to-date design data, online, without leaving SOLIDWORKS desktop
  • Share SOLIDWORKS designs using web-based technologies, on any internet-connected device
  • Allow stakeholders to use your design data in the cloud, while you continue to work in SOLIDWORKS desktop

Connect SOLIDWORKS desktop to ENOVIA.

The Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS role enables real-time, safe concurrent designs across distributed teams, allowing you to:

  • Manage product designs and documents directly from SOLIDWORKS desktop while making your CAD data accessible on the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud-based platform
  • Search, explore, and select relevant design contexts and perform lifecycle operations including revise, release and lock/unlock
  • Get access to the ever-expanding 3DEXPERIENCE portfolio of applications

Watch: 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS first look video


Our 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS packages offer an intuitive, robust set of 3D design capabilities, simulation, data management and more.

Compare the packages below to start building your 3DEXPERIENCE.


3D CAD capabilities
+Part & assembly modelling
  • Handle all aspects of your part and assembly modelling and transform ideas and concepts into virtual 3D models.
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+2D design
  • Create production-ready 2D drawings that are always current and clearly communicate how to manufacture and assemble your designs.
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+Productivity tools
  • Easily analyze, compare, check and report on your designs.
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+Design reuse & automation
  • Simplify the reuse of existing design data with search, automation and configuration tools that help you speed up the creation of new designs.
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+Interference check
  • Verify in 2D and 3D that your parts and assemblies will fit, assemble and operate correctly before moving to production.
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+Manufacturability checks
  • Review your designs for Draft, Undercut, Thickness and Hole Alignments early in the development process to ensure manufacturability.
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+Advanced CAD file import/export
  • Convert incoming CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format and export SOLIDWORKS data to other CAD applications using 30+ translators.
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+Xtended Reality (XR) exporter
  • Export CAD data for AR, VR and web viewing experiences while retaining geometry, appearance, motion studies, display states and more.
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+CAD standards checking
  • Use Design Checker to establish design standards and check drawings (or models) against them to create uniform designs and documentation.
Yes Yes
+Automated tolerance stackup analysis
  • Use TolAnalyst to automatically check the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components and verify tolerancing schemes before manufacturing your designs.
Yes Yes
+Design for cost
  • Use SOLIDWORKS Costing to continuously check your designs against cost targets with automatic cost estimation tools fully integrated within the 3D CAD solution.
Yes Yes
+Reverse Engineering
  • Use ScanTo3D to recreate designs with the ability to import, edit, evaluate and create solid geometry from scanned point-cloud and mesh data.
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+Advanced photorealistic rendering
  • Easily create photographic-quality images from your 3D models early in the design process to get feedback and make informed design decisions.
Yes Yes
+Advanced surface flattening
  • Flatten complex, nondevelopable surfaces typically encountered in products made from textiles, like clothing, or sheet metal, like metal stampings.
+Pipe & tube routing
  • Simplify the design and documentation of piping and tubing for a wide range of systems and applications, including machinery, skid systems and process plant piping.
+Electrical cable & wiring harness routing
  • Quickly add cables, wires and harnesses to your design. Create flattened drawing representations of your 3D cables and harnesses with wire lists, connection information and bills of materials.
+Rectangular & other section routing
  • Route rectangular and round sections that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes and other systems.

Simulation capabilities
+Time-based motion analysis
  • Realistically visualise your product moving throughout its operational cycle world, measure the forces and loads on your design, and use the data to correctly size motors and ensure product performance, quality and safety.
+Linear static analysis (part/assy)
  • Calculate the stresses and deformations of geometry using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods, and running linear stress analysis to determine the response of parts and assemblies.

Parametric modelling
+xDesign app (browser-based)
  • Create, review and evaluate 3D models through an intuitive parametric modelling solution that interacts seamlessly with the 3D CAD solution.
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Subdivision modelling
+xShape app (browser-based)
  • Create organic shapes quickly and easily with an intuitive modelling solution that interacts seamlessly with the 3D CAD solution.
Yes Yes

Cloud data management
+Data access & management
  • Store, share, access and manage the latest product design information from a centralised, secure location.
Yes Yes Yes
+Product lifecycle management
  • Manage the lifecycle of any type of content, such as CAD files, simulation models and documentation, across disciplines and CAD solutions. Track issues, changes and routes, and reduce conflicting edits from multiple contributors with revision control.
Yes Yes Yes
  • Collaborate in real time using configurable dashboards, social communities, Kanban-style task management, activity streams, persistent chat and video calls. Easily search, visualise, explore and mark up SOLIDWORKS and other files directly in your browser
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  • Monitor license usage, manage members, and assign and remove licenses from a single administrative dashboard, lowering administrative overhead. Easily stay up-to-date and benefit from the latest enhancements.
Yes Yes Yes

Training & support
+Training & support services
  • Get up to speed fast using online training content, a vibrant community and support from Innova Systems.
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